NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook has another triple-double in Thunder win

NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook has another triple-double in Thunder win
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket between a trio of Hawks in the first half Friday night. (Alonzo Adams / Associated Press)

Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter Friday night to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 123-115.

It was Westbrook's seventh triple-double since the All-Star break, his ninth of the season and the 17th of his career. He had 10 rebounds and 14 assists while making all 17 of his free throws.


Dion Waiters matched a season high with 26 points, Anthony Morrow scored 12 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and Steven Adams had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which learned earlier Friday that reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant could be out the rest of the season with pain in his right foot.

at Cleveland 95, Indiana 92: LeBron James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter— and the Cavaliers won their 15th in a row at home. James scored 11 consecutive points in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who are 26-6 since Jan. 15.

at Philadelphia 97, New York 81: Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the 76ers won a battle of the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference. Alexey Shved made seven three-pointers and had a career-best 25 points for the Knicks, who lost their fourth in five games.

at Brooklyn 129, Milwaukee 127 (3 OT): Brook Lopez had 32 points and a season-high 18 rebounds as the Nets won the second triple-overtime game between the teams this season.

at Orlando 111, Portland 104: Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, becoming the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and the first NBA rookie to do it since Antoine Walker, with the Boston Celtics in 1997. Orlando ended a six-game losing streak.

at Miami 108, Denver 91: Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, Goran Dragic added 18 and the Heat clamped down in the fourth quarter to win three in row for the first time since starting the season 3-0.

at Chicago 108, Toronto 92: Nikola Mirotic matched a career high with 29 points and the Bulls pulled ahead of the Raptors for third place in the East. Toronto was without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry.

at San Antonio 101, Boston 89: Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and Spurs held off the Celtics, who had a 16-0 run after trailing by 25 in the fourth quarter.

Memphis 112, at Dallas 101: Zach Randolph scored 21 points, Marc Gasol had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Grizzlies ended a three-game road losing streak, their longest of the season.

at Golden State 112, New Orleans 96: Stephen Curry made only four of 17 shots, but Harrison Barnes scored 22 points and the Warriors had no trouble against the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis.

at Sacramento 101, Charlotte 91: Rudy Gay scored 33 points and the Kings won easily despite committing 21 turnovers.